Amadi's Snowman

Illustrated by:
Young Nigerian boy thinking

"Amadi, an Igbo boy in sun-drenched Nigeria, sees no point in learning to read, until he sees a picture of a snowman in a book and is curious to find out more. He wants to learn about the far-off country where frozen rain falls from the sky — a world so different from his own — and the chance to read about it fills him with joy. Children will enjoy reading about Amadi's life in the village, depicted in the earth-toned, intimate scenes. It's a nice reversal that young children will be able to grasp — what looks exotic and faraway to one person is a place where someone else lives." — Booklist

Culture/Community: Nigerian / Nigerian American
Heritage & History: African Heritage and History
Themes for Children: Learning to Read
Format: Picture Book
Age Level: 6-9
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Book Series: Snow, Snow, Snow!